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Monte Carlo is an administrative area in Monaco. Located at the base of the Maritime Alps besides the French Riviera the region is home to the world famous Place du Casino, the gambling center and is part of the Formula 1 every year. With nearly 700 years of Grimaldi royal history Monte Carlo is a beautiful place to spend vacation. Come and appreciate the beautiful architecture of palaces, enjoy the world class opera or ballet, spend some leisure time on the beach and more.
Places of Interest in Monte Carlo
State Apartments, the Princes Palace
The Princes Palace is a residence of the ruling prince but the State Apartments are kept open for public visits. During french revolution the palace was turned into a hospital for Italian Army during French Revolution. Credit is given to Prince Rainier III for keeping the glory of the palace intact and can be appreciated by all. There is a 13th century double-revolution Carrera marble staircase which grabs attention from all. The gallery is full of frescoes of mythological figures from 16th and 17th century.
Opera de Monte-Carlo
Opera de Monte-Carlo (Opera House) is a part of the Monte Carlo Casino. The concert hall was included as a part of the casino by Prince Charles III along with the publicly traded company (the Société des bains de mer). It was designed by the architect Charles Garnier and was opened in the year 1879. The design of the opera has been influenced by Paris opera and some of the artisans were same who have worked for both - Paris opera and Opera de Monte-Carlo. Nearly 524 people can be accommodated in the hall at a time.
Oceanographic Museum is a marine science museum and is a part of the Oceanographic Institute, committed to sharing its knowledge of the oceans. The museum was inaugurated by Prince Albert I (Monaco's modernist reformer) in the year 1910. It is home to several exhibitions and vast collection of numerous sea fauna species like starfish, seahorses, turtles, jellyfish, crabs, lobsters, rays, sharks, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, eels, cuttlefish, and more. Apart from this here is collection including model ships, sea animal skeletons, tools, weapons, and more. In the building’s basement is an aquarium which has nearly 4000 species fishes.